5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS MORNING

Your watercooler cheat sheet

Jenny McCarthy

Good morning.  Here are the 5 things you need to know this morning.

Where does obesity come from? We think poverty makes people obese and that obesity makes people poor. It’s harder to understand exactly why. (The Atlantic)

Facing death-drug shortages, state lawmakers are considering firing squads.  For one Wyoming senator, meting out capital punishment has come to this. (National Journal)

Which alcohol gives the worse hangover?  (DNews)

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are reuniting.  The two surviving Beatles will perform at the 56th Grammy Awards at New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater, the site of the television performance that launched Beatlemania in America. (The Guardian)

Apple is set to refund $32.5M to parents whose kids made in-app purchases. (BBC)

Bonus

Playboy model and talk-show host Jenny McCarthy tried to become the main attraction of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” when she was younger, but was rejected by the network.  The secret came to light on Tuesday’s (Jan. 14) episode of “The View,” when co-host Barbara Walters pointed to McCarthy and said “you tried out to be a Bachelorette and you did not make it!”

“No one knew that!” McCarthy exclaimed. “When I got a divorce, I was lonely. I needed to be loved.”

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